Press Releases

12.19.19

Senator David Perdue Announces Updated Committee Assignments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced he will serve Georgians on the Senate Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Foreign Relations committees for the remainder of the 116th Congress. As the senior Senator for Georgia, Senator Perdue's role on these influential committees will put him at the intersection of solving our national debt and global security crises. Senator Perdue's new committee assignments will become effective in January 2020. As the only Republican wh… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Senator David Perdue: HBCU Funding Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, applauded President Trump for signing permanent HBCU funding into law. The FUTURE Act permanently reauthorizes $255 million in annual funding for HBCUs and minority-serving institutions. It also simplifies the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form that more than 20 million families, including eight million minority students, fi… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Senator David Perdue: This Impeachment Process Is Unprecedented

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business' "Mornings with Maria" to discuss the U.S. House of Representatives' articles of impeachment, efforts to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), and the breakthrough Phase One trade deal with China. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Unprecedented & Ridiculous: "The Democrats know these two articles make a weak case. What we want to do in the U.S. Senate i… Continue Reading


12.17.19

Senator David Perdue Secures Navy, Marine Corps Priorities In Final Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, joins U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in praising Senate passage of the Conference Report of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The final defense bill now heads to President Trump's desk to become law. "Today, the world is more dangerous than any time in my lifetime," said Seapower Subcommittee Chairma… Continue Reading


12.17.19

Senator David Perdue Secures Georgia Military Priorities In Final Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Seapower Subcommittee, supports the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The annual defense authorization bill includes dozens of provisions of importance to Georgia's military community. The bill now heads to President Trump's desk to become law. "Without question, this defense authorization bill delivers meaningful results for our military a… Continue Reading


12.17.19

AJC: David Perdue jumps into the debate over pay for college athletes

Analysis: David Perdue jumps into the debate over pay for college athletesDecember 13, 2019By: Jim Gallowayhttps://bit.ly/38G1xE9 On the cusp of a re-election year, U.S. Sen. David Perdue has thrust himself into an explosive Washington debate that could - should things get out of hand - threaten this nation's most sacred institutions. And there's Donald Trump's impeachment trial to worry about, too. But more important than the man in the White House, at least on 13 Saturdays each fall, is the… Continue Reading


12.16.19

Senator David Perdue Joins Working Group On Student Athlete Compensation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined a bipartisan working group to facilitate ongoing discussions about student athlete compensation and related issues. The working group will provide an informal setting for discussions among Members of Congress, and also with collegiate partners, athletes, and experts who wish to engage with lawmakers. In addition to Perdue, working group members include U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Marco … Continue Reading


12.16.19

Senators Perdue, Cotton Introduce Bill Imposing Sanctions On Drug Cartels

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) are taking action to impose severe consequences on drug cartels. The senators' Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act would subject certain foreign criminal organizations, like drug cartels, to the same level of sanctions as terrorist groups. "Cartels are the worst of humanity," said Senator Perdue. "As we saw in last month's horrific attack in Mexico, they terrorize innocent families… Continue Reading


12.13.19

Senator David Perdue Comments On Breakthrough In U.S.-China Trade Negotiations

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) applauds President Trump and President Xi's approval of a Phase One trade deal, which includes structural changes that will improve the U.S.-China trade relationship: "President Trump is the first U.S. president to actually stand up and fight for a level playing field around the world. This breakthrough in negotiations shows that President Trump's trade strategy, led by Ambassador Lighthizer and Secretary Mnuchin, is clearly producing positive re… Continue Reading


12.12.19

Isakson, Perdue Statement On Georgia-Florida Water Litigation

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following joint statement after Special Master Paul Kelly's recommendation was issued on the water litigation involving Georgia and Florida, argued before the court on Nov. 7: "Georgia has consistently focused on conservation efforts to ensure that we are good stewards of our water resources. Today's recommendation reaffirms the evidence-based argument presented to Special Master Kelly last month by the s… Continue Reading


12.10.19

Senator David Perdue: USMCA Is A Huge Win For America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the announcement of the updated United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement: "President Trump is fighting for American workers, farmers, and manufacturers, and there is no better evidence of this than his commitment to negotiating better trade deals with countries across the world. The USMCA is a groundbreaking deal that will dramatically improve the way we do business with our closest trading partners. It will create nearl… Continue Reading


12.04.19

Senator David Perdue: U.S. Relationship With China Is At A Tipping Point

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, delivered keynote remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) fourth annual ChinaPower Conference about the implications of China's growing power and his recent trip to Beijing for meetings with senior government officials. During his business career, Senator Perdue lived and worked in China, and he has visited the region several times as a member of the U.S.… Continue Reading


12.04.19

Senator David Perdue Chairs Hearing On Navy Ship & Submarine Maintenance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, today led a hearing on U.S. Navy ship and submarine maintenance. Click here to watch Chairman Perdue's opening remarks. Chairman Perdue's Opening Remarks The Committees on Seapower and Readiness and Management Support convene this morning to examine Navy ship and submarine maintenance. We want to welcome our three distinguished witnesses today: the Honorable James F. Geurts, As… Continue Reading


12.04.19

Senator David Perdue On Governor Kemp’s Appointment To U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on Governor Brian Kemp's appointment of Kelly Loeffler to the United States Senate: "My number one goal is to continue the best economic turnaround in U.S. history and focus on the needs of the people of Georgia. The only way to ensure that happens is to advance President Trump's agenda in the U.S. Senate. While Senator Isakson leaves behind big shoes to fill, I look forward to working with Kelly Loeffler, my new partner in the U.S… Continue Reading


12.03.19

Senator David Perdue: Military Housing Conditions Are Unacceptable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today questioned Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Chief of Staff of the Army General James McConville about reports of substandard housing conditions at U.S. military installations, including Georgia's Fort Benning. Click here to watch Senator Perdue's questioning. Lead Remediation At Fort Benning Senator Perdue: "General McConville, I visited Fort Benning, one of our great heritage … Continue Reading


12.03.19

Senator David Perdue Honors Johnny Isakson’s Legacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today led a bipartisan group of senators in honoring the legacy of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), who plans to retire at the end of 2019. Click here to watch Senator Perdue's remarks. Highlights: Bittersweet Occasion: "Today is truly a bittersweet occasion. It's bitter because my friend, my mentor, and partner in the United States Senate, Johnny Isakson, is stepping down at the end of this month. For those of us who know this man, th… Continue Reading


11.22.19

Senator David Perdue Takes Action To Bolster Protections For Survivors Of Domestic Violence & Assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is taking action to bolster protections for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Senator joined U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) in introducing proposal to reauthorize and modernize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). "Violence of any kind, especially against women, is reprehensible," said Senator Perdue. "I am proud to support this effort to combat domestic violence and better support survivors. For more than two decades, t… Continue Reading


11.21.19

Senator David Perdue Reacts To Democratic Debate On Erick Erickson Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined The Erick Erickson Show to discuss last night's Democratic Presidential Debate in Atlanta and other news. Click here or on the image below to listen. Highlights: Pipe Dream: "What we heard last night is a pipe dream that fits the Democrats' self-interests, not what's best for America." Failed Regimes: "Risk taking, capital formation, innovation, the rule of law, and a great workforce created this economic miracle. And yet, Democrat… Continue Reading


11.21.19

Senator David Perdue Opposes Congress’ 188th Short-Term Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, votes against Congress' 188th continuing resolution (CR), which will extend federal funding through December 20, 2019: "Let's get one thing straight: the only reason the Senate didn't work through August was because we had a bipartisan deal in July to fund the government on time without partisan poison pill amendments. Senate Democrats should be ashamed of themselves for reneging on that agreement upon… Continue Reading


11.21.19

Senators Perdue, Kaine Lead Senate Effort To Protect Health Services For Mothers & Babies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced bipartisan legislation to allow March of Dimes to continue its lifesaving work on behalf of all moms and babies. The Protecting Critical Services for Mothers and Babies Act allows March of Dimes to qualify for the same pension funding rules as many other charities and non-profit organizations. Specifically, the bill would designate March of Dimes as a Cooperative and Small Employer Charity (CSEC) pension sponso… Continue Reading

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